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Ms. Codex 1455 Ledger of San Jacopo accounts
TitleLedger of San Jacopo accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1455
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4469081
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts for the estate attached to the Priory of San Jacopo, located in Pian di Radice, Terranuova Bracciolini, property of the Concini family, probably written by the farm manager of the estate. It includes very detailed accounts of the everyday transactions that result from the management of the farm: examples of such transactions include the purchase of feed for the animals (including hay and acorns); the sales of wine and oil to individuals and other farms; revenue derived from donations to the priory; and an accurate record of births and deaths of farm animals and their value, should they be sold. The unnamed manager of the farm, who writes in the first person, gives also information about gifts that he gives to friends of the Concini family when they come and visit the farm; the food served to various clergymen who come to the priory; the expenses the estate incurs during religious celebrations (including the celebration of Sant'Agata); and the produce that he sends to the Concini in Florence (typically wine and oil). The ledger was partly compiled during the outbreak of bubonic plague of 1630-1633 and there is a small number of accounts related to the animals donated to the priory by dying farmers and of the expenses to pay undertakers to bury the dead (f. 8r). The present manuscript is smaller than the size of the original volume either covered by or planned for its binding and some leaves appear to be missing.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Concini Papers.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a shield and a tower (?).
Extent46 leaves : 340 x 238 mm. bound to 360 x 248 mm
FoliationPaper, i (contemporary paper) + 46; rectos numbered 1-38, [39-46], contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 59 and 14 and Prioria Concini on spine; the heading Giornale della prioria di Pian di Radice on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Farm management--Italy
- Farm life--Italy--History
- Plague--Early works to 1800
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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